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Know How Vs How To: Eliminating Variables and The Color By Number Approach to Life

“Fun Fact: Color by Number painting kits were originally created in 1951 by Craftmaster brand (Palmer Painting) promising “A beautiful oil painting on your very first try”.  Sales were so slow at first the company “hired” buyers to come to the store and make it appear as if they were flying off the shelves. They […]

How To Live Rich

“Some People Are So Poor, All They Have Is Money” Let me begin by saying, we do not have to be financially rich to live rich. Adversely, being financially rich does not necessarily guarantee you a rich life. What does “rich” mean to you? Would you consider yourself rich if you were working 85 hours […]

33 Things I Learned At Age 33.

Happy Birthday to me…Happy Blah Blah to me…Yes Indeed. Another incredible year has rolled around. I am proud to say I am better, happier and far more lively this year than ever before.   As I sit here on my ever-so-blessed 33rd birthday, I have such an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude. I am […]

The Invaluable Life and Business Lesson Learned While Watching a Family Movie.

I don’t watch movies. My whole family knows this. I’ll work, workout, read a book, but I don’t watch movies. Yet a few weeks ago, in the midst of my most intense schedule of my carrier, I found myself settled on the couch next to my 10 year old…and am glad that I did. At […]

Don’t Worry About The Cost. What’s The Value?

On a recent trip back to Las Vegas with my wife we were taken back at how undervalued an overpriced everything was. There is a large difference between expensive and overpriced. And the difference is value. Living in America in 2014 is expensive. Living in Vegas where the in town economy is rigged to profit […]

A Line In The Sand… (***A Love Story About Pain, Sacrifice and Celebration***)

Today marks one of the most incredible days of my life. Not only am I celebrating the birth of my son Kaiden Christian but at this very time, exactly one decade ago, I was drawing a line in the sand. Although it wasn’t on the beach. Actually it wasn’t even in a sand box. We […]

Private Money Explained.

The Truth about Private Money “If you want money, go to the bank. But not the marketplace”! – Jim Rohn I want to take the next few paragraphs and debunk alot of myths that are floating around the real estate realm and share our personal experience on how we raised millions in private capital. This […]

Manifest The Life You Want.

“For As You Believe, So Shall You Become” Proverbs 23:7 Disclaimer: This is not a ridiculous claim to sit back and think you can do nothing but wish for greatness and it will appear. We have all experienced it. That new car you want, the one you start seeing at all the corners and stop […]

What I Learned after 400+ deals.

What I Learned From Flipping 400+ Houses these Last 5 Years!  Hello, my name is Erik Stark. I am a committed husband, dedicated father and full time real estate entrepreneur. Over the past 5 years I have bought and sold a nice handful of properties. In that time, I spent a LOT of money on […]

Rock It Til The Wheels Fall Off…Literally!

I have an interesting story to share with you and it has to do with a closing that was scheduled for noon a few weeks back. So I am on my way to the closing and usually NEVER stop to pick up my lock box but this time I decided to drop by, grab the […]